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Mathematics: History of Maths Resources

General resources


Search Discovery 

Search for books on your reading list through Discovery 


Through Springer we have access to a number of monograph series for mathematics, including those listed below. You can browse the series through these links or search discovery for specific topics. 

Open Access and Free Books

Video and film

The University has a subscription to Box of Broadcasts (BoB), an off-air TV and radio recording service for UK HE institutions, which allows you search and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels.   This includes the 4 part BBC series "The Story of Maths" (to the left) , the radio programmes "A Brief History of Mathematics" and many other interesting radio and TV programmes.

The Story of Maths (BBC 4 series)

BBC Podcasts

Alternatively you can listen to or download the podcats from the BBC website:

Very Short Introduction

General History